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PETE & C Conference

  1. 2. Get a Life, a Second Life That Is! Nancy Sharoff, STAR DEN Educator DEN in SL Blog Coordinator Laelia Laval (SL) [email_address] PETE & C February 10, 2008
  2. 3. Second Life www.secondlife.com
  3. 4. Second Life The Main Grid Land Map of SL
  4. 5. Map of Online Communities Source: http://xkcd.com/256/
  5. 6. Hours Logged Into SL Sept. ’03 51,699 hours Sept. ’04 404,269 hours Sept. ’05 1,337,301 hours Sept. ’06 4,968,051 hours Sept. ’07 24,138,413 hours Source: www.secondlifeinsider.com
  6. 7. Unique Residents Sept. ’03 1,088 Sept. ’04 9,247 Sept. ’05 38,802 Sept. ’06 529,076 Sept. ’07 6,736,832 Source: www.secondlifeinsider.com
  7. 8. Source: www.secondlifeinsider.com Countries Represented United States 30% Germany 8% Brazil 7% Japan 7% United Kingdom 7% France 5%
  8. 9. Source: www.secondlifeinsider.com Ages Represented 18 – 24 25% 25 – 34 37% 35 – 44 23% 45+ 14% Unknown 1%
  9. 10. Source: www.secondlifeinsider.com Gender September 2007 Female – 42% Male – 58%
  10. 11. What is Second Life? <ul><li>immersive </li></ul><ul><li>interactive </li></ul><ul><li>participatory </li></ul>
  11. 12. Why Do I Need a Second Life? <ul><li>To immerse yourself in a: Personal/Professional Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Environment </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Communication </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 13. Examples of a Second Life Learning Community
  13. 14. Digital Storytelling
  14. 15. Building Workshops
  15. 16. Education Fair
  16. 17. Education Fair
  17. 18. Conference Demonstration at NYSCATE
  18. 19. DEN in Illinois at IETC
  19. 20. Special Guests
  20. 21. Guest Speakers
  21. 22. Impromptu Gatherings
  22. 23. Fun Social Events
  23. 24. Where Can You Go? What Can You Do?
  24. 25. Discovery Educator Network EduIsland II (69, 99, 21)
  25. 26. ISTE ISTE Island (90,78, 30)
  26. 27. SL olar C entral EduIsland II (32, 213, 21)
  27. 28. The Ivory Tower of Primitives Natoma (208, 164, 27)
  28. 29. Terra Incognita – Decka Mah’s Place Terra incognita (157, 107, 33)
  29. 30. Academy of Second Life (ASL) Eson (32, 162, 351)
  30. 31. Rockcliffe Sandbox Rockcliffe I (182, 185, 451)
  31. 32. Imagination Breeding & Zoo Stone Pike (105, 237, 25)
  32. 33. Svarga Svarga (7, 123, 22) Source for middle image: Pathfinder Linden
  33. 34. 17 Unsung Songs East of Odyssey (43, 47, 61)
  34. 35. How Do I Get A Second Life? <ul><li>Install the client on your computer at http://www.secondlife.com click on Downloads , located toward the bottom left of the page.   Join Second Life and create an avatar. The Basic Membership is free. Click on Sign Up Now at www.secondlife.com or click on Join Now on the download page at http://www.secondlife.com/community/downloads.php.  Choose your avatar's name carefully this cannot be changed. For details see Create an Account in Second Life located in the Google Groups page. </li></ul>
  35. 36. DEN in SL Leadership Council <ul><li>Fred Delventhal, VA (Riptide Furse - SL) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Lori Abrahams, IL (Lor Fredriksson - SL) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>Beth Knittle, MA (Beth Kohnke - SL) </li></ul><ul><li>Charlene Chausis, IL (Geekie Kidd - SL) </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>Nancy Sharoff, NY (Laelia Laval - SL)  </li></ul>
  38. 39. <ul><li>Anne Truger, IL (JessieMarie Flanagan - SL) </li></ul><ul><li>Elaine Plybon, TX (Celestia Cazalet - SL) </li></ul>
  39. 40. DEN in SL – Inception May 2007 Official Opening Gala Event – August 2007
  40. 41. What Does Your DEN in SL Do? Hold formal LC meetings and many informal meetings Hosted 23 formal events between June and December 2007 (7 months) that reached over 566 attendees in RL and SL Connect with educators as they come to the DEN or request assistance via email Our individual support for educators includes helping them adjust to SL, tours, lessons, introductions to other educators and educational institutions
  41. 42. Meerkat Mondays Differentiating Instruction with Discovery Streaming Digital Storytelling Basic Pottery Camera Controls Profiling – It’s a Good Thing Gestures Show –n- Tell Tips for Presenting in SL Book Talks Makin’ Movies Your Inventory IS NOT Your Junk Closet Your Workshop Here
  42. 43. <ul><li>Google Groups: </li></ul><ul><li>http://groups.google.com/group/den-in-sl </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/secondlife/ </li></ul>
  43. 45. Get Started! <ul><li>Set goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Visit one new spot a week </li></ul><ul><li>Join the group in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to the blog and Google Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Go to a presentation or a how-to class - check out the DEN in SL Wednesday Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Set a time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Share your expertise and experience with others -- become a DEN Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Explore SL with a buddy </li></ul><ul><li>The DEN in SL Leadership Council are there to help! </li></ul>
  44. 46. Questions?

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